- Coroners Service
There are 32 full-time coroners and approximately 75 community coroners working from five regional offices and The Office of the Chief Coroner in Burnaby.
Full-time Coroners are excluded positions (the positions are not part of the B.C. Government Employees Union) within each regional office. When vacancies occur, positions are posted on the British Columbia website at https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/.
Community coroners work on an as-needed basis. This is not full time employment; payment is based on hours worked. Check this page regularly for Community Coroner job postings. Community Coroner opportunities may also be advertised in a community newspaper.
The background preferred for community coroners is previous education and experience in legal, medical or investigative fields. Community coroners do not perform autopsies or other specialized procedures.
Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to work with grieving families in a sensitive, supportive manner; can provide leadership and coordination at scenes and have the ability to communicate effectively with the public, police, medical community and other agencies. The job requires excellent skills in communication and analysis.